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THR Talks: Selma Blair and James Lebrecht on the Growing Disability Rights Movement in Hollywood

In October 2018, Selma Blair posted to her Instagram: “I am disabled. I fall sometimes. I drop things. My memory is foggy,” she wrote. “And my left side is asking for directions from a broken GPS. But we are doing it.” It was her way of announcing her multiple sclerosis diagnosis, which she received in […]

#MeToo Missed Us: Female Composers Speak Out

There is the composer who offers to mentor young women and then starts a discussion about his open marriage, the Oscar winner who exposes his penis to assistants in his studio, the jingle-writing company where executives have met at strip clubs. And even when female composers manage to dodge those career minefields, there are subtler […]

“Keep Pushing Boundaries”: Jennifer Aniston and Selma Blair Honored at The Hollywood Reporter’s Women in Entertainment Event

The entertainment industry’s leading ladies gathered at Fairmont Century Plaza on Wednesday for the return of The Hollywood Reporter‘s annual Women in Entertainment event, presented by Lifetime. This year, the star-studded event — which coincided with the publication of THR’s annual Women in Entertainment Power 100 — honored Jennifer Aniston with the Sherry Lansing Leadership […]

Jennifer Garner, Tessa Thompson Surprise High School Girls With Nearly $1M in College Scholarships at THR’s Women in Entertainment Event

Jennifer Garner, Tessa Thompson, Halle Bailey and country singer Kelsea Ballerini surprised three high school students in The Hollywood Reporter‘s Women in Entertainment Mentorship Program with full-ride college scholarships Wednesday. The announcement was made at THR’s 2021 Women in Entertainment event, presented by Lifetime, which was held at Los Angeles’ Fairmont Century Plaza in conjunction […]

“My Story Is but One of Many”: Selma Blair Advocates for Actors With Disabilities at Women in Entertainment Event

Selma Blair brought a packed ballroom to their feet Wednesday when she was honored with the Equity in Entertainment award at The Hollywood Reporter’s Women in Entertainment gala presented by Lifetime, held at the Fairmont Century City hotel. Blair, who was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in August of 2018, has become an advocate for the […]

Molly Shannon Celebrates Women Creating “Sea Change” in Hollywood: Women in Entertainment

Molly Shannon opened The Hollywood Reporter’s annual Women in Entertainment gala, presented by Lifetime, on Wednesday by celebrating the women who have created “a sea change” in the entertainment industry. After welcoming the audience at the Fairmont Century Plaza in Los Angeles, Shannon took time to address the event’s honorees, including Sherry Lansing Leadership Award […]

Jennifer Aniston Embraces “Late Bloomer” Label While Accepting Sherry Lansing Award at THR’s Women in Entertainment Event

Jennifer Aniston took the stage at The Hollywood Reporter‘s Women in Entertainment event, presented by Lifetime, on Wednesday to accept the Sherry Lansing Leadership Award, which she called an “honor of the highest magnitude.” “If I went back in time to my 19-year-old self, waitressing tables in New York and auditioning for every off, off, […]

Nikole Hannah-Jones Issues Call to “Imagine a Different World”: Women in Entertainment

Nikole Hannah-Jones acknowledged that her message at The Hollywood Reporter‘s Women in Entertainment event might not be as optimistic as those of the other speakers. “I imagine people come to events like these and they hope or expect to hear an inspirational speech, and I wish I had one to offer you,” said Hannah-Jones, who […]

Jennifer Aniston, Selma Blair, Molly Shannon, Nikole Hannah-Jones, Sherry Lansing and More Attend The Hollywood Reporter’s Women in Entertainment

The Hollywood Reporter’s annual Women in Entertainment event returned to its star-studded, in-person ceremony for this year’s celebration, presented by Lifetime, after going virtual in 2020. Taking place Wednesday at the Fairmont Century Plaza in Los Angeles, the gala featured cover star Jennifer Aniston and Selma Blair among its esteemed honorees at the celebration of […]

The Hollywood Reporter’s Annual(ish) Women in Entertainment Power 100

Profiles written by J. Clara Chan, Kirsten Chuba, Ashley Cullins, Mia Galuppo, Carolyn  Giardina, Lesley Goldberg, Rebecca Keegan, Borys Kit, Pamela McClintock, Mikey O’Connell, Lacey Rose, Tatiana Siegel and Rebecca Sun Pamela Abdy President, MGM Motion Picture Group On a hot streak with both Ridley Scott’s House of Gucci and Paul Thomas Anderson’s art house hit […]

Jennifer Aniston Has No Regrets

At the top of a long, winding hill, behind an imposing gate and an anxious dog, stands Jennifer Aniston. “Come on in,” she says, sandaled and smiling as she ushers me into her home. Before I’ve had time to take in the sweeping views of Los Angeles from her entryway, she’s in the kitchen whipping […]

Why ‘Bond’ Mogul Barbara Broccoli Has Earned a License to Chill

Back in the mid-’70s, a teenage Barbara Broccoli was working her first job in the entertainment industry as an intern for The Hollywood Reporter. At the time, things were looking dismal for women in the industry, even though on-the-rise executive Sherry Lansing was forging her path. THR was being run by another trailblazer, publisher Tichi […]